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Transforming a tired overgrown lawn

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:55

Hmmmm

I would level the ground then set about turning it over....weeding, removing stones etc.  now is a good time to start.

Aim to get seed sown in mid September.

So, digging, raking,,raking, raking.  Firming between  rakings by walking on your heels.  When you have a nice surface....tilth.......scatter some granular fertiliser and lightly rake it in.  A week or two later sow your grass seed

Wind damaged Buddlea

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:46

Budleias.....this bloomin spellcheck thingy.  Keeps changing my words ......I cut back as soon as a flower starts to go over working down the branch.  It minimises risk of breakage

Cosmos...again, I pinch back these plants from the start, several times.  This,produces shorter stockier wind resistant plants........

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:11

Clari, it's never all peace and plain sailing anywhere.  We are lots of human beings with different views and feelings.  It's the way  the world is.  

However, I think the forum is pretty good 

Hostas/slugs

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:01

part of my pot display...begonia firecracker alongside

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55953.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Hostas/slugs

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 18:59

hosta with imperata

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55952.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

red baron

Hostas/slugs

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 18:58

couple of my hostas.  this is fire and ice

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55951.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:54

Wot?  In my garden beaus mum?  Well leave my tomatoes alone 

hebe and dwarf conifer stump

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:49

Best dig out both conifer and hebe.  Prob easier than you think.  My method with conifers  is to leave a 5' trunk....as a lever......dig a trench around the rootball, sever every root seen with saw or secateurs dig under the rootball as far as possible and  start rocking.  Some cursing,,some fist clenching but when it starts to move you got it. Usually they are not deep rooting but do have a hefty woody root system.  Have moved some absolute whoppers 

The hebe has lomg roots but it will come too.

Whats happening?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:38

Hee hee hee 

Hostas/slugs

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:34

BizzieB

Slugs love flowers ESP when they get wet or start to go over.  None of my hostas look  worse for wear yet.  However, come September they are ready to die down.  

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